Award-winning barefoot beach luxury on the African shores of the Indian Ocean. Unwind and discover the peace of Pemba Island.

Fundu Lagoon is a small privately-owned boutique hotel on Pemba Island, just off the Zanzibar Island offering natural barefoot luxury in a unique Tanzanian setting and reached by plane or boat from Zanzibar. There are eighteen tented safari style bungalows, some on the beach and some on the hillside, but all with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. Fundu has some of the best diving in the world and was recently voted Best Marine Safari Property in Africa.

Fundu Lagoon combines luxury alongside a distinctly Robinson Crusoe atmosphere. Pemba Island remains largely undeveloped and lives up to its ‘Spice Island’ nickname with the scent of cloves perfuming the air. Bushbabies, flying foxes and vervet monkeys all call Pemba home while in the ocean, dolphins, tuna and a magical underwater world of coral reefs and steep ocean drop-offs enchant and amaze.

Fundu Lagoon is a consistent winner of the Good Safari Guide ‘Best Marine Safari’ Award and it smoothly continues the holiday experience for guests who arrive from a Tanzanian safari. It is an ideal destination for friends, couples and families who are seeking a place to genuinely unwind and switch off in romantic and peaceful surroundings.

All the spacious tented rooms have ocean views, romantic thatched roofs and discrete privacy. Hillside accommodation enjoys fantastic views of the Indian Ocean as well as a cooling nighttime breeze. Beach Front accommodation is shaded by tropical trees and shrubs. The sandy beach is on your doorstep and the noise of the ocean will lull you to sleep. All rooms can be furnished with double or twin beds, plus a single additional bed if required. Superior suites can take 2 additional singles.

*** Fundu Lagoon is not suitable for children under 12 years of age 


Fundu Lagoon’s thatched roofs shade and shelter luxury tented accommodation. The resort layout flows along the contours where the jungle hillside meets the shoreline, making the most of the natural environment to give each room a tremendous sense of privacy alongside stunning ocean views. All of Fundu’s rooms have their own terraces furnished with sun loungers while suites have private plunge pools, chill out areas and wide decking.

Fundu Lagoon offers plenty of opportunities for you to relax and feel pampered during your stay. There are four bars, each reflecting different aspects of the hotel’s locations, shoreline, poolside, jetty and restaurant bar. The spacious open-sided restaurant serves excellent international and Swahili cuisine and, higher up on the hillside, the stunning infinity pool provides far-reaching treetop views over the Indian Ocean. Next to the pool, the hotel spa offers a wide range of treatments whilst Fundu Lagoon’s dedicated Dive Centre near the jetty and main reception area is ready to provide everything required to explore Pemba Island’s vast ocean surroundings.

  • Standard Hillside Rooms
    These rooms are located on the hillside, enjoying privacy, panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and a cooling breeze. The decks have recently been extended to accommodate two chairs and two sun loungers.
  • Standard Beachfront Rooms
    These rooms are located on the beach so guests can stroll straight from their bungalow onto the beach. Each bungalow has two sun loungers on the beach as well as a small private deck area.
  • Beach Suite
    Situated right on the beach, this bungalow has an extensive private deck with an elevated seating area for relaxing and reading, as well as a private plunge pool.
  • Jungle Suite
    Our Jungle Suite is slightly set back from the beach among the mangroves with great privacy. The suite has an extensive private deck with an elevated seating area for relaxing and reading, as well as a private plunge pool.
  • Superior Suites
    These extensive suites (9m x 6m) offer superior accommodation, incorporating a stylish bedroom and an open plan lounge. The spacious outside deck area is perfect for intimate dining and guests have the option of cooling down in the huge private plunge pool. Superior suites incorporate a stone-walled bathroom with a double sink and shower.

Activities & Excursions

There is plenty to do if you would like to explore all that Pemba Island has to offer and we delight in helping guests discover the island, from easy walks through the neighbouring villages to dolphin safaris there is plenty to inspire and engage all your senses.

Diving – Fundu Lagoon is a diver’s paradise and hosts its own five stars PADI dive centre offering courses as well as everything that more experienced divers might need. The water around Pemba includes a stunning range of pristine sites, from turquoise shallows to hundred-meter coral drop-offs and the island’s remote location means that you can have the entire ocean to yourself when you go out to explore Pemba’s hidden underwater treasures.

Pemba Island Expertise – Fundu Lagoon has been welcoming guests to the west coast of Pemba Island for more than 20 years. Hospitality comes naturally to our staff and their care and experience are the magic that turns a visit to Fundu Lagoon into a restorative and relaxing second island home. Whether coordinating travel arrangements, planning extra special occasions or simply providing plenty of space, Fundu Lagoon it a special place to unwind and recharge.


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